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    03-27-2009, 12:23 PM
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Question Looking for a Knee Brace

Okay so I re-re-re-re-injured my left knee. It's been scoped 2x but has known ligament damage to the tune of a significantly stretched ACL, and cist/scar tissue in the LCL. I tore the scar tissue (we think) and badly sprained the rest of the knee. Right now I'm back in my Breg post-op brace that is ankle to thigh with limited flexion (up to 90 already yay!). Problem is I need a light weight heavy duty brace that I can at least start with barn work in.

I've got the Breg Women's X2K for my right knee and it's great, not so great to ride in, but that may be a while anyway. Problem is that it's contoured for the right knee, and I never got a brace for my left knee which is re-damaged. Does anyone have one that they'd be willing to sell? Used is fine obviously. Usually they are covered by insurance but my insurance sucks, so I'd just prefer to buy one used.

I'm a size medium LEFT knee and need either one of the DonJoy Defiance/4titude or the Breg Women's X2K (or some variation thereof). I don't need to ride in it - it's going to be a while til I can ride - but do need this so that I can get out of the full leg brace I'm in now when I'm able to move around more. Even the DonJoy Fource brace would work too. Really I just need something that's lightweight but heavy duty so thought I'd ask to see if anyone has one they don't use anymore. I'm looking on eBay but there are tons of large ones which will be too **** big.

Here's a pic of a few examples:




Thanks!!! Feel free to post back or PM me if you have one you're interested in selling!!!

I'm also interested in ideas for a brace that I CAN ride in. To start I'll use the bigger brace for safety reasons, but once I'm ready to actually ride/show I need something that will not interfere with riding, but will provide adequate protection should I fall off to prevent serious torque on the knee. Was looking at a Knapp wraparound w/hinges because I've used one before on my right knee and it would need to fit OVER show breeches/tall boot. Any ideas are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
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    03-28-2009, 09:01 PM
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Help please anyone?!
     
    03-28-2009, 09:46 PM
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My best suggestion to you is to visit some physiotherapy clinics. They have the best ideas about what kind of braces are good for what kind of torque you want to avoid.
     
    03-29-2009, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
My best suggestion to you is to visit some physiotherapy clinics. They have the best ideas about what kind of braces are good for what kind of torque you want to avoid.
ive spoken with my PT - right now im looking to see what works best for anyone riding with a brace, as well as if anyone has a brace like the ones I posted above for sale....back to ebay I guess...
     
    03-29-2009, 11:50 PM
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Hi I have a breg but being I am six one that's not going to work for you. But on the better side of things a few years ago I was in a very severe accident and was told id never walk again.needless to say and a very long story made short I ride and train every day in a brace made by deroyal. I too have not so good insurance but was able to buy these at a local prostetics place for only 55 to 60 dollars! This brace supports my knee very well even having a very lax pcl and mcl . It also fits comfi under my saddle suit while showing and under jeans well also.any thing I can do to help just ask till then good luck!!!!!!!
     
    03-30-2009, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jbucher    
hi I have a breg but being I am six one that's not going to work for you. But on the better side of things a few years ago I was in a very severe accident and was told id never walk again.needless to say and a very long story made short I ride and train every day in a brace made by deroyal. I too have not so good insurance but was able to buy these at a local prostetics place for only 55 to 60 dollars! This brace supports my knee very well even having a very lax pcl and mcl . It also fits comfi under my saddle suit while showing and under jeans well also.any thing I can do to help just ask till then good luck!!!!!!!
Oooh I got a Breg online today :) on ebay $118 including shipping!

And tell me more about the brace you ride in!
Were you ever able to ride in the breg? I'm not going the surgery route at this time as I've got SO much damage that it's all stretched but not severed interestingly enough so the surgery would be more invasive than not at this point. But I DO need to be good about wearing the brace since the scar tissue tears and sprain I did this time will take longer to heal.

The brace you ride in sounds great - brand? Website? Anything! Let me know thanks!!! And glad to hear you're walking again - and even more so - riding!!!
     
    03-30-2009, 07:16 PM
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I use the don joy one after my knee surgery, it works well but not great for riding. I have a professionals choice knee brace that you velcro on and its awsome to ride in. I'd try that once you can ride again, they are pretty inexpensive too. Professional's Choice - Orthopedic Products - PC309
     

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